Dina Rose, LMT
My priority is to address a client’s individual needs, whether it’s to relax, reduce tension, or rejuvenate. It is my intention to bring a calm and gentle spirit with compassionate touch to each session and hope you leave feeling deeply nurtured.
Tell us about your primary training and any continuing education you have done.
I received my training at Lane Community College in Eugene, OR; graduating in 2012. I have continued my Healing Arts education in Meridian Massage, Acupressure, Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, Sports Therapy, Aromatherapy and Pregnancy Massage.
What unique skills and gifts distinguish you? How would you describe your style?
My style is an eclectic blend of Swedish, Myofascial, Trigger Point and Deep Tissue techniques to meet the specific needs of each client. I am also well versed in Fire Cupping which is an option for those who are experiencing chronic tension patterns, energy blockages or a sudden onset of pain. I go into each session with a gentle approach using intuition as my guide in order to address individual needs.
What issues are you best at addressing with your clients?
I am comfortable working on clients with a history of abuse, trauma and PTSD.
How do you assess clients?
A massage improves us physically as well as mentally. When a client comes through my door I am assessing verbal and non-verbal communication. My priority is to address a client’s individual needs, whether it’s to relax, to reduce tension, or to rejuvenate, and together we can work towards supporting their health and
Why did you choose this work?
Each step in my life has been an accomplishment that has led me to seeking a profession in the Healing Arts. As an adolescent, I struggled with back problems that hindered me from participating in many activities my peers were involved in. After receiving continual therapy I was slowly able to regain strength and enjoy participating in physical activities again. I personally experienced the benefits of massage that promoted healing on a physical level, as well as emotional and spiritual wellbeing.
Share a little about your personal journey as a healing practitioner. What life experiences have enriched or changed your work?
I believe every experience in my life has helped shape me as a therapist and how I see my work. The awareness that profound healing can be experienced in Compassionate Touch was reinforced when I cared for an elderly woman for 2.5 years. The daily experience of caring for her at the end of her life broadened my character and taught me what it means to be truly compassionate.
What is your definition of healing?
Healing is accessed from a place of rest and peace. It is easier for a body at rest to
reset chronic patterns of tension.
What are you passionate about professionally and personally?
Both professionally and personally passionate about using my intuition and education in serving others and providing the best quality of time possible. When not practicing massage I enjoy spending time participating in outdoor activities, dancing and writing as creative outlets for my spirit!
How do you encourage and support clients in self-care at home?
Either during or after a session we discuss various ways that might be beneficial for continued well being. From staying well hydrated and mobile, to conscious breathing and mediation; all are vital for a healthy lifestyle. In subsequent visits, progression and possible changes are discussed.
“Dina’s work is very gentle, yet firm. I felt so trusting of Dina that I was able to be available and open. My body yielded as I gave her permission to go in and search for the deeply hidden areas of tension. I was not worried about what she was going to do; I just trusted the process, which is not easy for me with my history of childhood abuse. Her intention to serve with compassion is so deep and focused. Dina has a way of inviting your body to let go, which is not always comfortable, but her gentle spirit feels very safe.”